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RE: Gaber Leaving UT
(05-01-2020 04:01 PM)PaulJ Wrote:  $14m deficit in FY20 (added costs/reduction in revenues) from COVID-19, those need to be addressed between now and June 30th, then for FY21 planning there is a $36m shortfall; those are for UT general operating budget, NOT related to UTMC finances and deficits.

The numbers posted by the Provost's Office and Finance were $21M for FY20 and $36M for FY21.

https://www.utoledo.edu/offices/budget/

I have a feeling the UT Admin are dragging their feet on releasing specific cuts and financial strategies until all other Universities do the same due to the significant backlash they've faced by being one of the first out of the gates with a rather lack-luster refund policy for students.
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Good luck to Dr Gaber but she was clearly not getting the job done in many significant ways. I agree with today’s Blade op ed by Keith Burris. I do hope we find a highly qualified local candidate that understands Toledo, the university’s history, and the current trajectory of the times and our role in it.

Dr Gaber was always going to move on. She had no stake in Toledo and moved when times and events shifted not in her favor. Her family was divided. She did not do UT any favors with with the mismanaged UTMC/Promedica debacle. I know many fellow posters disagree and perhaps many have more hard experience with Gaber and the administration. However, my 2 degrees, 50 year season ticket holder status, neighborhood resident, and love for UT also provide me with a platform.

It’s time for new blood. Her departure is a huge opportunity for UT.

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05-03-2020 07:00 AM
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Have to do a national search. Find the best candidate not necessarily the most highly qualified. Maybe someone with a non traditional background.
Preferrably a mover and shaker from government or business. Somebody like Kasich(budget minded and ties to Ohio/Columbus-State government) would be a decent choice.
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(05-03-2020 08:10 AM)Boca Rocket Wrote:  Have to do a national search. Find the best candidate not necessarily the most highly qualified. Maybe someone with a non traditional background.
Preferrably a mover and shaker from government or business. Somebody like Kasich(budget minded and ties to Ohio/Columbus-State government) would be a decent choice.

Worked very well for Purdue. Cut inefficiencies, held tuition 7 years I believe now. Without major complaint. Expanded the research park into a hopeful money maker, expanded academic outreach into the lowest economic regions of Indy through the Polytechnic High School (now schools after short term success) and globally through purchase of Kaplan.

A capitalist sure. It takes money to save money but more important someone from the true compasionate conservative movement that had kind of died on the tree.

Academia at the university and particularly at the local public level has always resisted hiring leadership, "not like us," and they continue to fail because they are so inbred. A voice or opinion of diverse experience risks the wrong end of the whack-a-mole game.

UT has an opportunity here. Same-ol, same-ol or look to who has experience and a plan in place and force of will power to serve the people, not themselves. Someone with the will to tell the hangers on, you stay only if you get on with the new program. With the right motivations, both needs tend to get met. There are skilled corporate capable individuals who are looking for institutions willing to break with the old and allow built institutions that serve the people. Find one of those.

Purdue has a plan to be, fully open in August. Come to fruition or not, they have contingencies in place so that decisions can be implemented quickly. The biggest cheerleader for that is the president. The heart seems honest. I hope it works for them.
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UT’s board also needs to be revamped!!!! Get some highly talented people that understand how to actually run a hospital! No one on the board is a highly qualified hospital administrator. Get some new blood in the board and get down to it. Dramatic changes need to come to the board of trustees as well!!!!!

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The Blade editorial today was a little scary. Marcy as the president is a terrible suggestion. A do nothing in Congress is not my idea of a dynamic leader. Neither is ANY area retired political hack. Cordray the same although he should have funding ties in DC I’m guessing. Really surprised that old Carty wasn’t mentioned by name. ?
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This is just my opinion, but I think Dr. Gaber was the best President that UT has had in a long time. I got to meet her a few times, discuss somethings, and really enjoyed it.
05-03-2020 09:32 AM
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(05-03-2020 09:23 AM)rocket 51 Wrote:  Marcy as the president is a terrible suggestion.

Totally agree.
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Where is Gaber? Doesn't her contact go thru June. Not one comment I have seen from her. Interviews??? She's making something like $80K beteween now and the ending date of her contract. Is she packing?
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I certainly don’t want Kaptur in an administration role. Oh God no.

I’m glad some liked Gaber. Didn’t get the job done in so many ways.
Like-ability is a nice trait but not the end all for the job.
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No animosity towards Congresswoman Kaptur but isn't she is most valuable to UT and the region where she is? Once she has lost that Congressional seniority, what power would she really have at a University? And then as a region, we're starting from scratch for influence in Washington.

I think it would be foolish to be dismissive but I'd need good argument as to why she would do the University and the region more good in that position as opposed to Congress. If retirement from Congress is the goal, then a government funded University position is exactly the pork shoulder to be avoided and a seriously bad message to be sending.
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Agree with almost everything u said East
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Marcy Kaptur is entirely unqualified to run the University. The Blade likes Kaptur right now because she wants to keep the hospital as part of UT. That is the only thing The Blade cares about because of the old MCO's connection to the Block family.
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Spot on
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(05-01-2020 04:45 PM)BearcatMan Wrote:  
(05-01-2020 04:01 PM)PaulJ Wrote:  $14m deficit in FY20 (added costs/reduction in revenues) from COVID-19, those need to be addressed between now and June 30th, then for FY21 planning there is a $36m shortfall; those are for UT general operating budget, NOT related to UTMC finances and deficits.

The numbers posted by the Provost's Office and Finance were $21M for FY20 and $36M for FY21.

https://www.utoledo.edu/offices/budget/

I have a feeling the UT Admin are dragging their feet on releasing specific cuts and financial strategies until all other Universities do the same due to the significant backlash they've faced by being one of the first out of the gates with a rather lack-luster refund policy for students.

"The numbers posted by the Provost's Office and Finance were $21M for FY20 and $36M for FY21."

Federal stimulus funds dropped that $20.93m in FY20 to $14.13m

http://www.utoledo.edu/offices/budget/pd...erview.pdf
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(05-03-2020 09:56 AM)DetroitRocket Wrote:  Where is Gaber? Doesn't her contact go thru June. Not one comment I have seen from her. Interviews??? She's making something like $80K beteween now and the ending date of her contract. Is she packing?

Just because she is not commenting or being interviewed doesn't mean she's not working, in fact still is President and continuing to be engaged in discussions and virtual meetings like everyone else at UT, I know numerous people who have had meetings with her in the last week.
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UT academic enterprise is a $600+ million operation, UTMC is $200+ million and losing millions each week.
UT is a university with a mission of higher education, does not need to run a hospital, especially an independent failing operation at a time when large scale corporate heath care is the successful model. Priority and financial focus of the Board needs be on the academic mission of UT, move on from the hospital and direct efforts, including hiring a President to run the 5th largest public university in Ohio

Sale or turn over operation of UTMC to others experienced and interested in running a hospital - that's the plan and the reality. If state and federal representatives, plus Carty and his friends, want to keep UTMC open, then pony up $150m and turn its ownership and operation to another entity, its does not and should not stay as part of UTMC and if the staff and workers at UTMC are looking for a sustained future it will be without UT. Its a disservice to Ohio taxpayers for UT to have its financial future held by a failing hospital operation.

Conduct a national search and hire a President who knows how to run a University, a local or state/federal person would be the worse decision to be made.

Like President Gaber or not, I don't care, only opinion that really matters are those who actually understand UT operations and her successes and efforts while President, including those locally, regionally and nationally who speak highly of her. Carty and others, including UTMC supporters and members of the public (that includes some alumni) have no idea what they are talking about when it comes to what has been achieved in last 5 years.

OK you don't like that she made a career of staying at UT, or timing of her departure, but its her life and professional career, the days of local or current university administrators hired as Presidents and staying for 10+ yr plus is not how those positions and careers evolve. Best universities conduct a national search and bring the best person to led a university, if you truly want a successful UT (I am not really so sure TheBlade or Carty care about that) you would want the best person for the job, best experience, knowledge and expertise, not a current or former state or federal politician, and certainly not the in-house candidate.
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Paul, is that 9-figure sum you put out there for UTMC just a shot in the dark, or have you heard anything that makes you believe that's a dollar amount that could actually come from the sale of the property?
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I respect ur opinion Paul. I see it different relative to her accomplishments.
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